EVANSVILLE, Ind. – In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, Angel Mounds State Historic Site will feature five of the nation’s top Native American artists at the 7th Annual Native American Fine Arts Market on Nov. 13, 14 and 15 at the historic site. Area residents will once again have a rare opportunity to personally interact with first-class artists usually reserved for the nation’s biggest art shows.
“I think this is the finest gathering of award winning Native American artists we have ever had,” says Event Coordinator Mike Linderman. “I’ve been to the shows in Phoenix, Santa Fe, and Eiteljorg, and these artists are of the best.”
The select group of artists, from Arizona, Kansas, Indiana and Tennessee, includes Abraham Begay, Navajo (Master Silversmith); Daniel Bigay, Cherokee (gourd, shell, copper and flute artist), Mitch Battese, Prairie Band of the Potawatomi (painter); Katrina Mitten, Miami (beadwork artist); and Patria Smith, Miami (gourd artist). Each artist is a distinguished member of America’s Indian art community and a master of his/her respective medium.
An opening night reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. Light refreshments and hors’ devours will be served, but guests must call 812.853.3956 to make reservations. Saturday and Sunday activities are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are included with admission.
Artist biographies, statements and high resolution digital images are available upon request.
Angel Mounds State Historic Site is located at 8215 Pollack Ave. in Evansville, Ind.